Tag Archives: caregivers

A conversation on why listening to the patient’s story counts

The patient’s story counts. Growing recognition of this truth, that the narrative has an important role to play in illness recovery, is heartening. This is  particularly so in the field of eating disorders where many mysteries remain. Listening to the patient can provide the researcher, the clinician, the therapist, the family caregivers, and the patients […]

Research call for eating disorder caregivers – how the extended family can help

Caring for someone with an eating disorder can be a challenging experience for parents and caregivers. If you have experience as a caregiver, no matter where in the world you live, a  team of Australian researchers would like to hear from you. The researchers, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Queensland Health, are […]

Bite Sized: a mother’s story

Bite Sized is a mother’s perspective on her daughter’s eating disorder. The first page reads:    One day our daughter got anorexia The second page is equally sparse:    Of course, it wasn’t that simple When a child has a serious illness, like an eating disorder, the parents-cum-caregivers need to heal, too. Healing comes in […]